Give your mind a break and let your body do the talking. Mindful Movement invites clients to take time to honor their thoughts and feelings through expressive movement. You do not need any prior dance experience or training to attend this group. Mindful Movement explores our own authentic movement styles and encourages you to tap into your creative voice. In this group, you will learn guided exercises that help mobilize your natural energy source, increase positive experiences in the body, and improve your self-esteem.
Join us in welcoming our newest H.O.P.E. Wellness Team Member, Megan!
Megan Shaffer is a registered dance/movement therapist. She obtained her M.A. in clinical counseling with a specialization in dance/movement therapy at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA and holds a B.F.A. in dance performance from California State University, Long Beach. As a dance/movement therapist, Megan has worked with children, adolescents, and adults, focusing on crisis, trauma, depression, and anxiety. She enjoys using creative movement, yoga, and mindfulness movement practices to create and build community within each session. She is currently interested in investigating the use of creative process and performance as intervention tools to help clients learn about and make sense of their past, so they may heal and move forward. Her passion for mind and body work also includes teaching Pilates. Megan is working towards her board certification as a dance/movement therapist (BC-DMT) and is happy to be a part of the H.O.P.E Therapeutic Arts Wellness Team.